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Service Status
USN Reserve Retired
Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Service Years
1975 - 1996
Last NEC
AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operatoror
AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Air Crew Wings


USS Cod (SS-224)
USS Cod (SS-224)
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
Cleveland - Ohio
NEC
AW-7821-P3B/C Acoustic Sensor Operator
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AW-Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator
2012 - Present
Interdiction Cruises
Description
Counter Drug Interdiction Cruises
People You Remember
I flew "Drug Interdiction" missions with both VP-93 and VP-64. Operated in DETs from NAS Key West, ... More
Memories
This type of work led me to look into employment with US Customs. My wife was not interested ... More
1980 - 2020
Service to 1996
NAS JRB Willow Grove
NAS JRB Willow Grove
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NAS JRB Willow Grove - Pennsylvania
NEC
AW-7861-P3C Non-Acoustic Operator
Comments
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1994 - 1996
VP-64 Condors
VP-64 Condors
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NAS-JRB Willow Grove - Pennsylvania
NEC
AW-7861-P3C Non-Acoustic Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1994 - 1996
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces in the grades of lieutenant commander (or major) and below. It is awarded for meritorious service or achieveme... More
Comments
Awarded by CDR Don Steele of VP-64 at my Retirement. I had been the Aircrew Training PO, and had managed to monitor the program pretty well. It was a nice touch going out!
1996
Operation Sharp Guard (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Description
Operation Sharp Guard was a multi-year joint naval blockade in the Adriatic Sea by NATO and the Western European Union on shipments to the former Yugoslavia. Warships and maritime patrol aircraft from... More
People You Remember
VP-93 CAC-10. PPC was CDR Roger Bentlage, TACCO was the unit XO CDR G. Donald Steel, Rest of the cre... More
Memories
Being "lit up" by Serbian coastal missile tracking radar. Helping load and carrying live weapon... More
1993 - 1996
VP-93 Executioners
VP-93 Executioners
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NAF Detroit - Michigan
NEC
AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operatoror
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1989 - 1994
NAF Detroit
NAF Detroit
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NAF Detroit - Michigan
NEC
AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operatoror
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1985 - 1994
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Criteria
The Joint Meritorious Unit Award is presented in the name of the Secretary of Defense to Joint Activities of the Department of Defense for meritorious achievement or service, superior to that which is... More
Description
Awarded to VP-93 for ops during "Operation Sharp Guard" the blockade of the former Yugoslavia. My crew CAC-10 operated out of NAS Sigonella Sicily for several weeks in June 93. Other VP-93 crews op... More
1993
Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal is intended to provide Naval Reservists an award which is the equivalent to the Navy Good Conduct Medal.
Comments
Awarded for my Reserve period with VP-93 from 1989 to 1993.
1993
Armed Forces Service Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Service Medal provides recognition to participants who deploy to the designated area of eligibility for the qualifying operation. Outstanding or meritorious performance of nondeployed... More
Description
Awarded to VP-93 personnell for the Blockade of the former Yugoslavia.
1993
Navy and Marine Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
This ribbon is awarded to officers and enlisted personnel of the Navy, Naval Reserve, Marine Corps, and Marine Corps Reserve for 12 months consecutive or accumulated duty at overseas shore-based duty ... More
Description
VP-93 dets to NAS SigonellaSicily and NAS Rota Spain.
1993
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces in the grades of lieutenant commander (or major) and below. It is awarded for meritorious service or achieveme... More
Comments
VP-93 for Aircrew Training PO duties. It was nice to be recognised, after I felt the same medal, earned by quota in recriting was a joke.
1992
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1991
Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Special Operations Service Ribbon is awarded to personnel of the Armed Forces serving in any capacity with the Coast Guard (and certain other individuals) who participate in significant numbers in... More
Description
Awarded to VP-93 for joint USN-USCG anti drug ops in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. My crew CAC-10 operated out of NAS Key West FL, and NAS Roosevelt Roads PR.
1991
NRD Buffalo, NY
NRD Buffalo, NY
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
Buffalo - New York
NEC
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1987 - 1989
Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon
Criteria
The ribbon is awarded to non-career Recruiting Force and Non-Naval Reserve Canvasser Recruiter personnel upon completion of a successful tour of duty in recruiting at the recommendation of their comma... More
Description
TEMAC tour, Reserve recall at NRD Buffalo.
1988
VP-93 Executioners
VP-93 Executioners
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NAF Detroit, Mt Clemens - Michigan
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1985 - 1987
Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation
Devices : O Device
Criteria
The Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Commandant (or designated subordinate awarding authorities) to any unit of the Coast Guard for valorous or meritorious achievement o... More
Description
Awarded to VP-93 for joint anti drug Ops with the Coast Guard in Gulf of Mexico and Carribean. Operated mostly out of NAS Key West FL on two plane dets.
1986
NRD Buffalo, NY
NRD Buffalo, NY
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NRD Buffalo NY - New York
NEC
AW-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1982 - 1985
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces in the grades of lieutenant commander (or major) and below. It is awarded for meritorious service or achieveme... More
Comments
Awarded based on the Recruiting "Freeman Plan Points System" in NRD Buffalo, for the period of 82-83. I had a great record with a good quota. But I didnt feel I deserved this one, after I was told b... More
1983
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to recognize four years of continuous active duty, above average conduct and proficiency by enlisted service members in the regular Navy or ... More
Comments
NRD Buffalo
1983
Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit
Navy Recruiting Orientation Unit
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NTC Orlando - Florida
NEC
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1981 - 1981
VP-8 Fighting Tigers
VP-8 Fighting Tigers
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NAS Brunswick ME - Maine
NEC
AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operatoror
Comments
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1979 - 1981
NAS Brunswick
NAS Brunswick
Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Location
NAS Brunswick - Maine
NEC
AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operatoror
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1979 - 1981
Navy Sea Service Deployment
Criteria
The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported (including Hawaii and Alaska) ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, f... More
Description
VP-8 Deployment to the Med, 11-80 to 4-81.
1981
VP-30 Pro's Nest
VP-30 Pro's Nest
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
NAS Jacksonville FL - Florida
NEC
AW-7851-P3B Non-Acoustic Operatoror
Comments
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1979 - 1979
NAS Jacksonville FL
NAS Jacksonville FL
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
NAS Jacksonville - Florida
NEC
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1976 - 1979
HS-1
HS-1
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
NAS Jacksonville - Florida
NEC
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1979 - 1979
USS Independence (CV-62)
USS Independence (CV-62)
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
NS Norfolk VA - Virginia
NEC
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1978 - 1979
COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Carrier Air Wing 6 (CVW-6)
COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Carrier Air Wing 6 (CVW-6)
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
Norfolk - Virginia
NEC
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Comments
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1977 - 1979
HS-15 Red Lions
HS-15 Red Lions
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
HS-15 NAS Jacksonville - Florida
NEC
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1976 - 1979
Navy E Ribbon
Criteria
The Navy "E" Ribbon denotes permanent duty on ships or in squadrons that won the battle efficiency competition after July 1, 1974.
Description
The HS-15 Red Lions were a top notch unit! I served in the unit in 1979 during the Battle E award period.
1979
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to recognize four years of continuous active duty, above average conduct and proficiency by enlisted service members in the regular Navy or ... More
Comments
Awarded while at VP-30, for my first enlistment, 1975-79.
1979
USS America (CV-66)
USS America (CV-66)
Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Location
NS Norfolk VA - Virginia
NEC
AW-7872-SH3H Multi-Sensor Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1977 - 1978
Navy Sea Service Deployment
Criteria
The Sea Service Deployment Ribbon is awarded to members of the Navy and Marine Corps assigned to U.S. homeported (including Hawaii and Alaska) ships, deploying units, or Fleet Marine Force commands, f... More
Description
Med Cruise on USS America with HS-15 of CVW-6. Cruise was from 9-77 to 4-78.
1978
Navy Pistol Qualification Ribbon/Medal
Devices : Sharpshooter Marksmanship
Criteria
The U.S. Navy has issued two marksmanship ribbons: the Navy Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon and Navy Rifle Marksmanship Ribbon, since 1920. The pistol ribbon is currently awarded for qualification on the B... More
Comments
Qualled with .38 Cal S&W
1977
HS-1
HS-1
Rank
Airman
Location
HS-1 NAS Jacksonville - Florida
NEC
AW-0000-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1976 - 1976
SERE School
SERE School
Rank
Airman
Location
NAS Brunswick - Maine
NEC
AW-7815-Helicopter Search and Rescue Swimmer
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1976 - 1976
Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)
Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)
Rank
Airman
Location
HS-1 NAS Jacksonville - Florida
NEC
AW-7815-Helicopter Search and Rescue Swimmer
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AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
1976 - 1976
(AW) Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator A School
(AW) Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator A School
Rank
Airman Apprentice
Location
NATTC Memphis - Tennessee
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1975 - 1976
(AW) Aviation Warfare A School
(AW) Aviation Warfare A School
Rank
Airman Apprentice
Location
NATTC Memphis - Tennessee
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1975 - 1976
PSD Great Lakes/CSD RTC Great lakes
PSD Great Lakes/CSD RTC Great lakes
Rank
Airman Apprentice
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1975 - 1975
Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 276
School
Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
Company
276
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1975
Service from 1975

 
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